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San Diego, CA
10000+ employees
1985
Company - Public (QCOM)
Computer Hardware & Software
$10+ billion (USD) per year
Intel Corporation, MediaTek, Broadcom

Working at Qualcomm

Billions, maybe trillions of times a day…

That’s how often people around the world touch something made better by Qualcomm. It could be the smartphone in your pocket, the tablet on your coffee table, that wireless modem in your ... Read more

Mission: To continually push the boundaries of what's possible in technology.


Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2015 (#14), 2014 (#13), 2013 (#38), 2012 (#21), 2011 (#36), 2010 (#25), 2009 (#39)

Highest Rated CEOs: 2014 (#5), 2013 (#8)

Qualcomm Reviews

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in San Diego, CA
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    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The best company to work for if interested in Wireless Communication.
    Work on the cutting edge of mobile SOC development.
    San Diego is a great place to live in.

    Cons

    Huge company so things move slow and processes are sometimes bureaucratic.
    The pay is low when compared to other leading companies and competitors.

    Advice to Management

    Need to get Mojo back.
    Figure out a way to diversify business.
    Find alternative to Patent licencing model which is subject to so much litigation.
    Find a way to collaborate with friendly customers to weaken unfriendly customers.

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Qualcomm Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Qualcomm.

    Interview

    Dragged on for 5 months and 5 interviews. First few people were nice but last couple were intimidating and seemed bothered by spending time having to interview. I wouldn't interview here again after the experience.

    Interview Questions

    • Asked many technical questions about all classes I had taken. Behavioral questions.   Answer Question
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Qualcomm Awards & Accolades

  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2015
  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2014
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